A bipartisan amendment passed Monday to the U.S. Senate immigration reform bill has at least one GOP senator who supported it saying the amendments planned results will make the U.S. border the most militarized since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Even if Republican Senator Marco Rubio and the bipartisan Gang of Eight Senators can muster the support needed to pass comprehensive immigration reform through the Senate; it’s possibly dead on arrival in the GOP-led House of Representatives.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio may be looking for an escape hatch from the bipartisan immigration reform he helped put together as a member of the Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate.
Senator Marco Rubio has staked his political future on meaningful immigration reform and now U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart is saying he hopes the House will introduce a similar measure.
Senator Marco Rubio knew he would likely face a fight from the more conservative wing of the Republican Party over immigration reform. Senator Rubio’s job fighting back those voices became more complicated on Monday when the bombs exploded in Boston.
The so-called “Gang of Eight” U.S. Senators, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, finally took the wraps off the new bipartisan immigration reform plan Tuesday and revealed a complex, but achievable path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
In political terms, it was the equivalent of seeing a poltergeist. It couldn’t be real, but there it was: ultra-conservative Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio standing side-by-side with super liberal Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer in Washington Monday, advancing a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform plan.
As President Barack Obama’s signature accomplishment, health care reform, appears to be poised to be struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court; the question over what to do about health care has reemerged.
A Florida house sub-commitee approved sweeping changes in Florida’s department of health that could put local health matters, and how to pay for them, in the hands of local county lawmakers,if the proposal can win an uphill battle.
The Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, has been in effect for a little over a year; and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s making a big impact on health care for young adults.